It's time to get the party started and kick off summer in style! The sun is shining, the music is playing, and you’ve got your best mates coming over for an outdoor feast. But what should you serve? With so many options out there it can be tough to decide. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to help you host the ultimate Summer BBQ! From mouth-watering veggie, meat and side dishes to scrummy pairings of Barefoot wines and plenty of games - we've got you covered from start to finish.

Garden Party Food Ideas

Let's dive into the food first! Marinating your meats overnight will ensure that each bite bursts with flavour - try a marinade made with wine or citrus juice for extra zing. And while the standard burgers and hot dogs are always a hit, why not think outside the box and bring some exciting and delicious new dishes to the table? How about trying some everyone's favourite mac and cheese wrapped up in a buttery grilled cheese sandwich? Or satisfying those sweet cravings with grilled peaches topped with ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Don't forget about the classic grilled corn on the cob, but this time with a twist! Try topping it off with some spicy mayo and Mexican-style cheese. And… pineapple glazed chicken skewers anyone? These fun BBQ food ideas will have your guests coming back for seconds (and maybe even thirds).


Drinks to serve at your garden party

Now it’s time to think about drinks - and we have you covered! There's nothing like sipping on a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio on a hot summer day while chowing down on some barbecue chicken or grilled veggies. If burgers are on the menu grab yourself a bottle of Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon or juicy Merlot. And if you really want to capture the essence of summer in a glass, reach for our refreshing Rosé varieties like sweet Pink Moscato or fruity White Zinfandel. Whether you're a wine pro or just looking for a tasty drink to enjoy with friends, Barefoot wines are guaranteed to impress. And for a non-alcoholic options, there are so great non-alcoholic punches like this Citrus Peach Cooler. So round up the gang and get to sippin'!



To keep things interesting throughout the night, why not set up some fun activities like cornhole or horseshoes? These classic games are simple enough for everyone to join in on without taking too much away from socializing. If your guests have competitive streaks try setting up a tournament - just make sure everyone gets their fair share of wine before they compete! You could also create a photo booth area where people can take silly pictures with props or use a polaroid camera as favours for each guest at the end of the night. Whatever activities you choose make sure that people can come and go as they please while still having fun!


Decorate Your Garden for a Party

To set the mood even further, dress up your space with decorations like lemon-lime scented candles, floating lanterns and string lights for that perfect summer vibe. Then choose bright and bold table settings along comfortable seating so guests can relax and enjoy themselves throughout the evening. Finally put together an upbeat playlist full of summer hits so everyone can sing along and dance as they await their tasty meal!



With these tips and tricks under your belt you should be ready to host a stunning Summer BBQ like no other! Keep it light yet flavourful, make sure all your guests are taken care of, then sit back and bask in their compliments as they sip away on some delicious Barefoot Wine. All that's left now is for everyone to raise their glasses in celebration of another amazing Summer spent together!

Jun 23, 2023